Dimmu Borgir Video Premiere

2018-03-30 by TheSpirit CONTRIBUTOR | 34 Comments
Norwegian formerly black metal band Dimmu Borgir have released a video for the song "Council of Wolves and Snakes", a track from their upcoming 10th studio album Eonian which releases on May 4th. The band had the following to say on the track:

"COUNCIL OF WOLVES AND SNAKES" - The experimental, folkloristic second single looks far beyond the horizon and proves that the band follows 'no formula, no absolute."



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TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2018
24963 Comments


Definitely "experimental" by their standards. The more black metal moments are surprisingly good, but they're pretty much ruined by that whole "folk" or whatever shit they haphazardly throw in.

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necropig
March 30th 2018
5151 Comments


Well this is as bollocks as expected

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BlackMalachite
March 30th 2018
3711 Comments


"Formerly black metal"
Lol

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2018
24963 Comments


tehehehe

Eakflanderyof
March 30th 2018
2472 Comments


Dimmu just discovered LSD and have been going to black metal drum circles

bloc
March 30th 2018
54725 Comments


Dummy Burger

Song made me lol

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advancedwarfighter
March 30th 2018
82 Comments


this band

DungeonBoy
March 30th 2018
5609 Comments


Heyanah heyna heya hona heyanah

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TheClansman95
March 30th 2018
1682 Comments


This band used to be cool... but I fear this album is gonna be terrible. I mean, the two singles are definitely an uninspired mess. I'll go back listening to EDT, PEM and DCA

DarkNoctus
March 30th 2018
10735 Comments


i like this track, guitar work is great, some of the orchestral and folk is a bit hammy and thrown in but eh, i expected that

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Eakflanderyof
March 30th 2018
2472 Comments


This actually isn't that bad minus the cheesy, forced folk parts

Azog
March 30th 2018
119 Comments


the horror

TheClansman95
March 30th 2018
1682 Comments


it actually IS bad TBH

TheClansman95
March 30th 2018
1682 Comments


and that's sad because I really like Dimmu Borgir (the good stuff)

Eakflanderyof
March 30th 2018
2472 Comments


It's definitely not good but it has it's moments as far as guitar work goes. Still, it's definitely not something I'm gonna be picking on spotify on the way to work five years from now

Xenorazr
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2018
1437 Comments


This has all the painstaking makings of a true guilty pleasure.

MrBlackDeath
March 30th 2018
274 Comments


overproduced disney bubble gum radio pop music in disguise as black metal for 10 year old katy perry fans.

my 90 year old christian grandmothers music collection has more kvlt shit in it than this.

MrBlackDeath
March 30th 2018
274 Comments


go listen to some fucking Mystifier or Blasphemy, thats black metal.

plinkfoyd
March 31st 2018
40 Comments


I like the song. It's fun and theatrical in a good cheesy way. I'm getting some sweet Ghost-vibes from this. I believe the album will be great.
Also, it's fun and a little bit of cringe, seeing everyone being so upset that it's not "trve" black metal.


Hawks
March 31st 2018
68364 Comments


This rules fuck you guys.

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TheClansman95
March 31st 2018
1682 Comments


Those blaming Dimmu Borgir for not being "trve" black metal are such a pain. Nevertheless, their last truly great album was "Death Cult Armageddon". Since then, they have lost inspiration, although I have to say they still managed to write a few really cool songs, such as "The Serpentine Offering" or "Gateways". But I fear this album will be even worse than "Abrahadabra"

plinkfoyd
March 31st 2018
40 Comments


^I can respect that Clansman. I personally really liked Abrahadabra but I recognize that it's quite a diversion from Death Cult Armageddon. I don't see it as a loss of inspiration but more of a completely new direction for the band. That will naturally lead to disappointment from some. However, I found it refreshing and have nothing against the cheesy and perhaps more radio friendly version of the band.

RATTFINK
March 31st 2018
31 Comments


This album will definitely be a listen until it grows, for me. I really respect them for opening the box up a little bit and trying new things. I don't hate this.

zaruyache
March 31st 2018
20534 Comments


That one faster section was passable. The rest sounded like they just discovered 2004-era Cradle of Filth, and not in a good way.

TheClansman95
March 31st 2018
1682 Comments


We'll see what happens when the album comes out


zaruyache
March 31st 2018
20534 Comments


as if these two tracks won't be indicative of the overall style or quality of the other 10 or so lol.

TheClansman95
March 31st 2018
1682 Comments


It's gonna be bad, I know ^^"

DJPaulsGimpArm
April 1st 2018
56 Comments


Interdimensional Summit was fuckin horrible, but this track was actually a lot better than I was expecting, especially given some of the comments here. This is definitely some of the most inspired guitar work I've heard from this band in ages. The "tribal" shit really wasn't as heavy-handed as some people are making it out to be. Even Shag's vocals aren't that bad...I've always thought he was one of the worst vocalists in BM, but at least there's no stupid industrial/rave effects or any of that other crap they used to smear all over his vocal tracks here. Also, surprisingly, the video wasn't bad by Dimmu standards, even though Galder and Shagrath still can't help themselves and squeak in a few gay ass gesticulations here and there.
Really, the worst thing about this is the easily fixable things that Dimmu STILL insists on doing: Over-produced to death? Check. Retarded opera choirs that were already lame over ten years ago? Check. Dumb rock star theatrics? Check. It's like even when they're obviously trying to evolve past the goofy shit, they can't help themselves and it still finds it's way in.
Anyway, I will admit that it may just be that my expectations for this band have decreased to next to nothing, but I honestly think there is more good than bad here. I will reserve judgement until I hear the whole album, but from what I can tell it looks like they were at least TRYING to accomplish something formidable here.

bloc
April 1st 2018
54725 Comments


DJPaul come to Brazil

DarkNoctus
April 1st 2018
10735 Comments


"they're obviously trying to evolve past the goofy shit" what on earth gave you that impression? they're one of the goofiest black metal bands around and if anything they're getting goofier with age.

DJPaulsGimpArm
April 1st 2018
56 Comments


^^^
I agree with your statement up to this point in time. I had to shut off the fairy metal that was Abrahadabra before I could even get half way through the album. Interdimensional Summit certainly didn't disappoint in terms of goofiness, either.

But, my comments were referring specifically to the song and video in this thread. To me it seems obvious that they were at least making an attempt at presenting something that could be taken more seriously with this one. It obviously has it's flaws, but overall I think this is actually a good track. If the rest of the album is more like this and less like Interdimensional Summit, then I would consider it a good first step towards improving the negative image this band has developed over the years.


DarkNoctus
April 1st 2018
10735 Comments


goofy doesn't necessarily mean not good though. they're not mutually exclusive, and this video is just as goofy as the last video and for all of the same reasons. if you were expecting any differently then you should have left any expectations at the door.

track's decent and the album seems to have more promise than the last one but is likely to be a goofy black metal romp which honestly might just fit the bill for a specific mood if you're at all inclined.

zaruyache
April 1st 2018
20534 Comments


on that note tho cheq the new Vargrav if you want new symph bm that's not dimmu.

XfingTheSullen
May 4th 2018
4368 Comments


Dark Fortress have already done this brand of "experimental post-black" 10 years ago, better too. This is a yawnfest.



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